- Ghanaians are been urged to love homosexuals
- The national peace council says loving homosexuals does not mean approving on their practice
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The Peace Council is calling on all Ghanaians to love and empathize with homosexuals in Ghana. A recent report by Human Rights Watch International has revealed that homosexuals are being exposed to violence and stigma in the country following laws and statutes against homosexuality in the country.
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The report, which sampled about 114 homosexuals, called on the government to not only ease up laws against the LGBT community also engage with them to know the challenges they are being faced with.
Speaking on all these issues, chairman of the National Peace Council, Reverend Emmanuel Asante says accepting homosexuals for who they are is never a wrong issue. According to him, although their sexual preference is illegal per Ghana’s constitution, it does not warrant the sort of barbaric treatment metered out to them.
“Love homosexuals but hate homosexuality. I believe they can be helped psychologically. We shouldn’t look at them as enemies or beasts. They have rights and are human beings. It’s illegal and we can’t condone it but we can help them,” Rev. Asante stated.
Meanwhile, president of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo says his administration has not included the acknowledgement of the LGBTQ community in their current list of priorities.
The president in a recent interview on gay rights with Aljazeera sparked national outrage but the government still insists homosexuality will never be legalized in Ghana, at least not in the short or long term.
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